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02:57 min 27. October 2014

SERAPHIM a short film about the end of the world.

a narrative film in no language

SERAPHIM

Official Selection
Holly Shorts 2015 - Yearly Screening Program
Salute Your Shorts August 2015
Film Shortage Daily Pick
FilmShorts Film Festival

On a crisp, sunny morning in rural Tennessee, a man unknowingly finds himself on the cusp of the apocalypse. After a brutal and clumsy murder, a mysterious creature falls from heaven to dispense swift judgement.

The short is based on a dream that actor/writer David Malus shared with me about a ordinary day interrupted by hoards of vengeful SERAPHIM descending from the sky. He told me, "The dream probably came from a life lived in fear of my falling away from the fire and brimstone faith I grew up with in northern Alabama. A constant fear of being caught in the act by an angry deity." This simple idea would be a perfect vehicle for my next film project.

Simple, but epic in scope, SERAPHIM asks, Who will be judged when in the end angels become savage weapons?

SERAPHIM was filmed using an Aaton Super 16mm XTR cameras and Fuji64D film stock

SERAPHIM

Directed By
Kip Kubin

Executive Producer
Erin Fraser

Based on a short story by
David Malus

Cinematography
Matthew Satterfield

Original Music By
Anthony Miracle

Cast
David Malus & Mary Arwen

Costume Designer
Mark Sloniker

Wardrobe
Renee Sola

Visual Effects
Seth Worley

Assistant Camera
Evan Caddell

Thank you
Shane Wilson. Alain Kramer, Zach AL-Chockhachi,
Chuck and Emily Beard, Ben Elkins, Melissa Whittaker
Tonya Durant, Mike and Tiffany Dupree, John Maslowski,
Jordan and Tori Chesney, Shane Goranson, Joey Ciccoline,
Murray P. Meador, Steve Taylor, Elvis Craig, Jeff Dolan,
John Moessner, Ryan Hamblin, Matthew Underwood,
Shane Wilson, Mike Dupree, Weson Heflin, Jill Earl Hindman
Tyler Barksdale, Alex Asfour, John T. Trigonis, Jynx, Paul Walwyn
Will Allensworth, Indigogo, Film Courage. Idea Storm Media,
Chessington Synth Labs, Mono-Fi Pictures,
Brainstem Digital, Strange Bird Media,
Video & Film Solutions,
& F. T. Dust

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17:06 min 27. May 2013

Another

a narrative film in no language

A family's idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear. Asserting victory, the bear moves into the house and assumes the role of father for himself. Once his foot is in the door, however, he finds himself implicated in a family dynamic he did not expect.

Official Selection New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2014 (Audience Award and New Filmmaker Award)
Official Selection Northwest Animation Festival 2014
Slamdance on the Road, Los Angeles 2014
Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection GIRAF Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2013

Another started as a senior thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and was completed at the California Institute of the Arts, where I'm currently studying in the Experimental Animation department. All animation is colored pencil on paper, scanned into Photoshop and composited in After Effects. I currently have a giant box full of colored-pencil ends that I hope MoMA will consider taking for their permanent collection.

Directed, Animated and Edited by Sean Buckelew
Written by Sean Buckelew, Kevin Buckelew and Michelle Yu
Sound by Corey Fogel
Bear vocals by Ian McDuffie
Color Assist by Sam Ancona, Jason Benson, Clara Kim and Ernest Kim
Composite Assist by Clara Kim
Original Music by Kevin Buckelew

http://www.seanbuckelew.com

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07:37 min 17. July 2009

Canhead

a narrative film in no language

1996. 35mm film. This was shot with a 3 frame video assist frame grabber. You had 3 concurrent frames at any one time, 2 stored and one live. A breakthru in stop-mo, it allowed for more flourish and control.

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01:42 min 10. July 2013

Overs

a narrative film in no language

Directed by Irina Varina
Cinematography by Aharon Rothschild

Cast: Lucas Beck, Irina Varina

Editor Lorena Ospina Diaz
Sound Design by Alex Acevedo
Original Music by Humberto Olivieri

2013

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08:30 min 21. March 2015

OFFF Quebec 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay

an experimental film in no language

They say you should observe a piece of art deeply to understand its concept and interpret it in your own way, we think that Jean-Paul Frenay took this idea and twisted it into something even bigger than just an interpretation. He made sure to create an introspective “sarcastic” adventure.

We were so astonished when we received this and proud to present to you a visual piece communicating social behaviors in different sceneries that will put you into a hypnotic experience.

Ladies and gentleman, OFFF on Tour’s second edition in Quebec Main Titles 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay!

A Bang Bang Club Production

Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Frenay
Executive Producer: Geoffroy Rouffiange
DOP: Francois Starr
Editor: Aaron Fuks
VFX: Prodigious CGI
Music: "Evox" by 2ND GEN (Written by Wajid Yaseen & Alice Kemp)
Sound Design & Mixing: Combustion

www.frenayjp.be

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01:38 min 31. March 2015

Maid to Haunt (2015)

a narrative film in no language

I am proud to present my Animation Mentor student film, Maid to Haunt - (2015) A ghost desperately tries to scare a Maid, but in the end...

Making of: http://maidtohaunt.weebly.com/making-of.html

Credits:
Jess Morris - Created, Storyboards, and Animation (www.jess-morris.com)
Jeremy Vickery - Environment Design, Modeling/Shading, and Lighting/Compositing (www.jermilex.blogspot.com)
Jason Spilchak + Te Wilson - Cloth/Hair Modeling (www.spilly.wordpress.com + )
Brian Arnold "Tweex Music" - Music Composition and Sound Design (www.tweexmusic.com)

This short film made my graduation in 2009 even more special than it already was. I was honored to receive the Best Silent Acting Award for Maid to Haunt. Seeing that others enjoyed watching this film as much as I had working on it, really gave me the drive to make this a complete piece. And after many years and much help, it has happened! And I couldn't be happier with the final product!

A big thanks goes out to Jeremy Vickery who had a huge part in the making of this film. This wouldn't be possible without him!

Thanks to my Mentors who helped develop this film in the beginning: Sean Sexton and Cal Brunker. They pushed me past what I thought I could do, and taught me what the creative process should be.

Thanks to Brian Arnold for somehow knowing the music that was in my head.

And of course thanks to Animation Mentor; Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly, and Carlos Baena for all that you do and helping dreams come true.

I hope you enjoy Maid to Haunt!

(Started in 2008, animation finished in 2009, whole project finished in 2015.)

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03:03 min 3. May 2011

Pure Funk

a narrative film in no language

One man's quest for freedom in a world where music has been outlawed. A short animation.

Check out the site: http://freedomtofunk.com

Director: Marc Adamson- http://vertes-annees.com/

CG: Simon Ashberry- http://grinterloper.blogspot.com

Animation:
Hozen Britto- http://hozenbritto.blogspot.com http://vimeo.com/23077847

Billy Odel
Rogie Custudio- http://www.rogiecustodio.com
Noriko Umumera
James Oriel
Sophie Decoyere

Music: Daizen Britto: https://soundcloud.com/daizenofficial

Sound design: Veronica M. Chen

Editing: Simon Scott

Extra help: Henry chung
Kat Lo
Lydia Adamson
Michal Golec
Maya Britto
Backgrounds: Marc Adamson
Sophie De Coyere

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06:50 min 14. February 2012

THE WOMAN DRESS - Miu Miu Women's Tales #3

a narrative film in no language

A short film directed by Giada Colagrande

The film stars Italian actress Maya Sansa and is set to a haunting soundtrack, written especially for the film by electronic pop trio Au Revoir Simone.

Following The Powder Room -- Zoe Cassavetes' dreamy story of opulence and glamour, and MUTA -- Lucrecia Martel's film noir filled with mutant fashion divas -- The Woman Dress is again set in an all-female world of glamour and desire. But this time fashion obsession is taken to its most extreme conclusion, in a metaphysical tale of transcendence and ritual.

A coven of elegant witches attends a bubbling cauldron, their shadowy cavern hung with the ghosts of dresses. Maya Sansa is undressed and led to a bath, and her finger pricked to draw blood. The witches -- played by Heather D'Angelo, Erika Forster and Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone -- circle, chanting in strange tongues. As the smoke clears we see Maya Sansa has made the ultimate sacrifice, transforming herself into the object of her desire -- a beautiful blood red dress.

The film, featuring key dresses from Miu Miu, draws on a surreal cinematic language, with its red velvet curtain, reverse-speak and dreamlike mise-en-scène.

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04:00 min 6. December 2013

Animosity to the Nth Degree (SHORT FILM)

a narrative film in no language

MUSIC: Civil Twilight - Letters In The Sky
WEBSITE: www.civiltwilightband.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/CivilTwilight
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/album/civil-twilight/id363625845

DIRECTOR: Joseph Victor
ACTORS: Brandon Mata & Clare Martin
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Matt Barth
ASSISTANT CAMERA: Shane McMurphy / Erik Steele / Brad Stencil
GAFF & GRIP: Derek Smith
STEDICAM OPERATOR: Josh Krzywonos
MAKEUP: Lora Gianino
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Aaron Beadle & Peter Putnam
EDITING & COLOR: Matt Barth
SHOT ON: RED Epic & RED Scarlet
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Riot Film Productions // www.riotfilmproductions.com & Meglomedia Entertainment

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05:40 min 30. June 2010

cosmos - a microfilm (extended version)

an experimental film in no language

The Extended Version of João Paulo Simões's microfilm 'cosmos'.
From the generic theme of poverty, the director conceived a cinematic take on social exclusion which suggests the outlines of a more personal drama - part gritty observation, part poetic celebration of motherhood.

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07:50 min 25. November 2011

The Camera (short film / original score)

a narrative film in no language

In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected.

"Perfect in its simplicity, beautiful and haunting in its visuals, The Camera is a reminder that a great film is in everyone’s grasp, as long as he/she has the creative capacity and appropriate willpower to drop pretension, and quite simply, make something." —Short of the Week

"From its delicate shot composition to an emotionally stirring score, Peter Lewis‘s The Camera is a crash course in great filmmaking." —Film School Rejects Short Film of the Day

"A compelling example of what’s possible when perseverance and resourcefulness meet." —DirectorsNotes.com

"Awesome ... 'The Camera' proves that beautiful movies can be made simply and makes you want to get out and make your own!" —Mitch Aunger, planet5D

"Haunting" —FStoppers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCameraShortFilm
Behance: http://bit.ly/Yhsthe
Follow me on twitter: @thispeterlewis
Listen to the original score here: https://soundcloud.com/peterlewismusic/the-camera-original-score-1

Aside from a few unfinished running-around-in-the-woods-with-guns experiments from my early teens, this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of filmmaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one. Maybe this will lead to bigger and better films; maybe not. Either way I learned something.

The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props (I'd previously owned the Canon T2i, lenses, and Logic Pro, and used the free 30-day trial of FCPX). I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two.

I got lots of advice from fellow filmmakers—Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, David, and others. If you like the film, thank you Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, and David. If you thought it was rubbish, they only tried to make it better than it was. And thanks again to Abbie and Gabe, without whose talents I couldn't have made it.

Some have asked about Emily; the film wasn't written about her (she passed away while it was in post-production), but she was a dear friend of my family and many others, and it was an honor to dedicate it to her memory.

Many of you know far more about filmmaking than I do, so please feel free to offer any critique.

The Lights Film School blog interviewed me about the making of the film and overcoming fear of failure: http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/short-film-canon-t2i-low-budget/1780/

FILM FESTIVALS
- HollyShorts
- DC Shorts
- Beloit International Film Festival
- Fire Reel Film Festival
- Blue Lab Creative Industries Symposium
- Juggernaut Film Festival
- Shortcutz International Short Film Exhibition
- Rochester Museum of Fine Arts Short Film Series
- Filmbooth International Short Film Screening (Gurgaon, India)
- Surrey International Film Festival
- Winner, Best of Fest, Fandana Film Festival
- Festival du Film de Vacances
- Low Country Indie Shorts
- Choice Cuts (London)
- Write.Shoot.Cut
- MudasFest
- Shortlisted for the Forster Film Festival
- ClujShorts International Short Film Festival
- Love Fest

FEATURED
- PBS Digital Studios Top 5 No Budget Short Films
- Short of the Week
- planet5D
- Digital Convergence podcast (http://tinyurl.com/l3a5jxml)
- PetaPixel
- Impossible Project
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- Directors Notes
- Making the Movie
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- Movie Playoffs Favorite Shorts
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- 200+ additional blogs

Also used in Basic Cinematography and Reflexive Film classes at universities including Syracuse.

Director / DP / Editor / Composer / Colorist / Sound Designer / Foley: PETER LEWIS
Girl: ABBIE LEWIS
Boy: GABE LEWIS

Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 550D T2i
Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-200mm
Editing / Color Grading: Final Cut Pro X
Sound Design / Foley / Original Score: Logic Pro 9
Polaroid film: The Impossible Project

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05:18 min 14. January 2015

Dji. Death Sails

a narrative film in no language

A short animated film produced by Simpals Animation Studio (Moldova).

//Synopsis

Dji is a terribly unlucky death who doesn't seem good at his job. This time he has to take the soul of a pirate stuck in the middle of the ocean, but that is easier said than done!

Directed by Dmitri Voloshin

CG Supervisor: Serghey Kirillov

Music: Valentin Boghyan, Valentin Shkirka, Vladimir Kolesnikov

Final Dance: "MirLic" Theatre. Authors: Maxim Dorofeev and Pavel Mikhailov.

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/simpals
Official website: http://simpals.com/
Production Blog: http://www.tigan.md/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Dji.Deathfails

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07:25 min 18. July 2010

Matter Fisher

a narrative film in no language

BAFTA Nominated Short Animation 2011

A serendipitous journey in which a lone fisher is united with a form of estranged matter.

Directed & Designed by David Prosser
Sound Design by Joe Tate
Animation by David Prosser, Eamonn O Neill, Gergely Wootsch
Mixed by Nikola Zivojinovic
Mixed at National Film and Television School
Production at Royal College of Art 2010

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04:44 min 24. July 2015

BIOSPHERE

an experimental film in no language

Animation & Visual Arts by Tatyana Zabanova (Tatasz)
Original Soundtrack by Matías Schwartz (Lemmonias)

BIOSPHERE, a fractal animation by Tatyana Zabanova
29 may. 2015

Links:
Tatyana Zabanova: Fractal Artist
- http://tatasz.deviantart.com/
- https://www.behance.net/tatyanazabanova
- https://www.facebook.com/tataszabanova/timeline

Matías Schwartz: Composer
- http://lemmonias.bandcamp.com/
- https://matiaschwartz.bandcamp.com/

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01:33 min 3. July 2015

Rad.co - Be Yourself Ad (us version)

a commercial in no language

Rad.co is one of the fastest growing e-commerce selling cool fashion products and working along with the best creatives from around the world. To date, 1000+ brands and designers from over 20 countries have partnered with Rad.

Shop online at http://www.rad.co/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rad
Twitter: http://twitter.com/radshop
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rad

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04:15 min 18. November 2014

Light Motif

an experimental film in no language

Prix Ars Electronica 2014, Honorary Mention. Special Mention and Tele5 Special Award at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015. Awarded at Multivision 2014 for "The Best Music Interpretation". Special Distinction at Animanima 2015. Special Mention at Athens Animfest 2015. 2nd place on East-West Art Award Competition 2015.
Official Selection at Siggraph Asia, Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen Shortsfest, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, Anima Mundi, Encounters, Giffoni, European Film Festival of Lille, Vienna Independent Shorts, Future Film Festival, Animatou, Message to Man, Motion+, Giraf, Future Shorts, Videoformes, ArtFutura, Fest Anca Slovakia, OFF Odense, Anim'est Bucharest, Milwaukee Film Festival, Anilogue, Tehran Short Film Festival, Short Shorts Tokyo, BAMkids Film Festival, Children’s Film Festival Seattle, Nice Short Film Festival, Lahore International Childrens Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin...
Screened at TED Talks, Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, Mercedes-Benz Museum, CCCB Barcelona, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Erarta Museum, MAMAC of Nice, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, ICFFI Hyderabad, Transnumeriques, Tampere Film Festival, Anima Brussels, Holland Animation Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival...
Featured on The CreatorsProject, STASH Magazine, CreativeReview, FACT Magazine, Fubiz, Design Indaba, Journal du Design, Artribune...

Light Motif is conceived as a synaesthetic experience based on a visual transposition of Music for 18 Musicians – Section II, by the American composer Steve Reich. The ambition of the film is to cinematically capture the extraordinary life force that animates this essential work of contemporary music by offering a truly hypnotic experience where music can be “seen”.
The inspiration for the project stems from the relationship between music and the visual arts, illustrated by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren or John Whitney. These works try to establish precise connections between sounds, shapes, colors and movements, to visually translate the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, timbre and intensity. Light Motif proposes applying the construction principles of Steve Reich’s compositions to visual language.
Rigorously architected, his compositions are based on the repetition of short melodic patterns subjected to the gradual processes of dephasing, lengthening pattern, rhythmic saturation and tonal changes. The result of these subtle variations in the repetitions is a sound texture in constant transformation. The listener passes progressively from a polyphonic perception to a global perception, from the perception of a discontinuous sound phenomenon to a continuous one. In Light Motif it is this perceptual phenomenon that is transcribed into images.
Procedural generation techniques are used to transpose the motifs and compositional processes into a semi-abstract visual form made of colored lights and geometric shapes.
Light Motif explores the possibilities of synergy between music and image through a subjective experience that can speak directly to the subconscious of the viewer.

Producer / Director / Editor / CG Supervisor: Frédéric Bonpapa
Music: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians, Section II. Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes UK Ltd.
Character Modeler: Eric Prebende
Character TD: Frédéric Bonpapa
Character Animators: Barthélémy Boirot, Frédéric Bonpapa, Mathilde Fabry, Romain Pamart
FX Animators: Olivier Barré, Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte.
Shading / Lighting TD: Frédéric Bonpapa
Compositors: Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte

© 2014 Frédéric Bonpapa